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  • It is true, non-starchy vegetables and fruits are 0 points. You are allowed to have as many as you want. Some people found out really fast that some fruit like bananas are not so free.
    Originally posted by CiKi90
    Yeah, Weight Watchers sucks. I overheard several middle-aged women in the locker room at my gym discussing it the other day. They all had weight problems, and I just felt so bad for them! They were all complaining about how a bagel is 3 points now instead of 1, and how they had to change their entire meal plan for the week just so they could eat a bagel without going over their points. I don't really know what the caloric equivalent of a weight watchers point is, but I'm guessing that if they replaced their bagels with a starchy vegetable or a satiating whole food, they'd be a lot better off! I wanted to tell them that it didn't have to be that way, and that Weight Watchers is such a big company because it's geared toward making money, not making people healthy.

    Also, I heard that WW doesn't count raw vegetables as anything? So, you could eat like 5lbs of raw carrots without counting them toward anything.... that doesn't make sense! Is that true? *smh*

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    • Fruit has one of them there 'health halos' around it. Sure it has fiber and nutrients and all that jazz, but natural sugar is still sugar.


      This reminds me of an experience I had at college a couple of weeks ago. I was explaining some stuff about my lifestyle when I didn't go to town on an open candy bowl, and my workout routine (including intermittent fasting) came up.
      Paraphrasing, this one girl said 'you need to eat something to keep your metabolism up. Just have some fruit or something if you don't want carbs".
      ...
      Wat.
      ...
      I just continually smiled and nodded and said "hey, it's working out for me".

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      • Originally posted by CiKi90
        Yeah, Weight Watchers sucks. I overheard several middle-aged women in the locker room at my gym discussing it the other day. They all had weight problems, and I just felt so bad for them! They were all complaining about how a bagel is 3 points now instead of 1, and how they had to change their entire meal plan for the week just so they could eat a bagel without going over their points. I don't really know what the caloric equivalent of a weight watchers point is, but I'm guessing that if they replaced their bagels with a starchy vegetable or a satiating whole food, they'd be a lot better off! I wanted to tell them that it didn't have to be that way, and that Weight Watchers is such a big company because it's geared toward making money, not making people healthy.

        Also, I heard that WW doesn't count raw vegetables as anything? So, you could eat like 5lbs of raw carrots without counting them toward anything.... that doesn't make sense! Is that true? *smh*
        Yes, that's true. I actually think Weight Watchers is getting better... they're trying to nudge people away from things like bread by upping the point count for htem. And yes, veggies have no points at all. They're trying to encourage the people following WW to eat them. It works, even before we went primal my mother always had a salad with some meat for lunch...
        Out of context quote for the day:

        Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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        • I know that if I eat too much fruit, I will stay and not lose any weight. How can you not count all that sugar?
          The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
          Psalms 144:15

          Annie Sires

          Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
          Pope John Paul II

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          • Well, when I did WW back in the day (10+ years ago) I can honestly say that not a single person in that 40 person group was there because they ate too much fruit. Not a single person was failing to meet their goals because, "Well, I just ate too many carrots and apples this week!" So yes, while it may not be ideal if it gets someone to eat a banana instead of a snickers bar it is probably a net win. The problem I noticed was that people were not keeping track of points correctly - "Oh, I had a bite of my son's donut but just a bite so I didn't count it. Oh, and I finished Susie's ice cream cone. You know so as not to waste it, but it was only a little bit so I didn't count that. Yeah, and I had a couple of hershey kisses at work, but I walked to the copy machine so that doesn't count..." Yeah, so lets not count the 10 points you grazed on during the day.

            It didn't work for me (after losing 40 pounds) because there was just not enough food. I felt as if I were starving all day due to the lack of amount of food and the lack of fat.

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            • The points formula is complex so as to make it much more convenient simply to eat processed foods.

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              • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                I felt as if I were starving all day due to the fact that I was starving all day
                Fixed it for ya.
                The Champagne of Beards

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                • Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                  Fixed it for ya.
                  There are so many reasons why I cyber crush on you. Like that right there^^^.
                  “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                  And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                  • I'm an ex-WW devotee, and I used to SING their praises. After baby #1 I did WW and lost the weight and then some. However I was ALWAYS.FRIGGIN.STARVING. Always. I'd get to my point limit at like 5:30 pm and think to myself, "there is NO WAY I can go until the morning without something significant to eat". It was awful, I kept thinking if it was working it must be the right thing to do and my appetite would eventually adjust.

                    While I don't think anyone should eat fruit willy-nilly, I do appreciate that fruits and vegetables are "free" foods now. Sometimes I'd just want a big, juicy apple on a summer day and to see that it was 2-3 points (depending on the size) was utterly disappointing, especially when your points for the day max out at 21 or so. That's why people resorted to crappy Fiber One bars or worse, 100-Calorie packs because they could get something more "junky" for the same amount of points.

                    When my arch nemesis, Hungry Girl, started linking her "recipes" to WW and getting some backing from them, it occurred to me that something was very, very wrong with this picture.

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                    • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                      There are so many reasons why I cyber crush on you. Like that right there^^^.
                      quiet you, he's mine...in a totally heterosexual bro kind of way.

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                      • Originally posted by Wildrose View Post
                        Yes, that's true. I actually think Weight Watchers is getting better... they're trying to nudge people away from things like bread by upping the point count for htem.
                        Well that is good news actually, because my mom still thinks she has to sign up to WW before she can lose weight; as in, she has to pay for and be involved with their system to be accountable and make an effort to lose weight, and doesn't have the motivation or discipline to lose it on her own otherwise. But it doesn't have to be that difficult, nor is there any need for her to waste money on WW; I can tell you right now, if she just stopped bringing home bakery sweets and didn't take more than 1 serving at dinner time, she would lose weight just fine. But she has had a big sweet tooth all her life, and usually always has some candy/cookies/etc on hand or somewhere in the house - even if she hides it from my dad, it's still around continually. However, Dad lost all his extra weight awhile ago and is very healthy now, while mom is still overweight. They eat "healthy" in the CW way - low salt and low fat, but last time I visited I was for the first time coming into direct conflict with my mom over saturated fat. Thankfully, even if mom freaks out, Dad will still give what I make a try on the sly... but after learning about paleo, her carb addiction and fat phobia are really aggravating to me, and fighting 20+ years of CW advice (fat = bad, carbs = fine) is no easy task.
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                        • Tonight, as I was eating a muffin, my brother noticed and said, "I thought y'all weren't supposed to have bread," referring to our parents and me.

                          I told him it was made with almond flour and incorrectly said that it wasn't bread. As he was walking away I changed my answer and said, "Well, technically it is bread...just not made with wheat."

                          He asked, "Is it because wheat has more fat in it?"

                          Yeah. Let that CW moment sink in nice and slowly. Mmm, doesn't that feel nice?

                          I replied, "It's not about the fat. Wheat has a protein in it that causes a lot of problems." He then asked about flour. My mom and I said it was made from wheat.

                          At this point I could see the wheels turning as he processed the information and had a suspicion of where he was heading next.

                          "For some reason I thought corn was used." At the same time he and I said, "No, that's corn meal."

                          "What about white bread?"

                          "That's made from wheat too."

                          "So why do they have white bread and wheat bread?"

                          Before my answer he was walking away to continue getting ready to go out for the night.

                          "The white bread is bleached."

                          He turned to look at me as my mom added, "It's just processed even more."

                          The look on his face was comparable to, "The fuh?!"

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                          • ^^^ HAHA!! LOVE it.
                            Karin


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                            • Downloadable printable pamphlet .pdf.

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                              • Actually sad that my 80yo relative a) believes red meat is bad for you, but b) only eats it once a week, and c) thinks that having a mcdonalds burger amounts to eating beef.
                                Annie Ups the Ante
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